I actually don't have any NPA bands for these little guys. I don't plan to show them or anything but I was told that I can put my personalized bands on them if I really wanted too. It'll be a tight fit but not to a point of where it's uncomfortable for them. Is this correct? I checked out the legs of my adult pair and it looks like they will definitely fit. I have a large homer cock that's about the same size as the cock dragoon and the size 8 bands fit him just fine. Am I missing something here? Also the size 10 bands on my dragoons are very loose on them. Any advice would be appreciated.Hi Henry, Be sure to band these birds with #10 NPA bands. Homer bands are to small for adult DRAGOONS. I think you are going to get a grizzle maybe two.GEORGE
Rod - sorry for the late response....I've been out of town for the past 4 days. To answer your question....yes they are very strong and large in size. I can't hold them like I do my racing homers with just one hand. Their bodies are very wide. I have one homer that's almost as big but he's freakishly big for a homer.Nice birds. Those beaks look symmetrical already. I have read that when they were making homers in history, they used Dragoons to add strength, built to the breed. I haven't handle Dragoons yet, so Henry, how do they feel in the hand? Do they feel strong?